17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Newark
— 3 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 4 nights

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Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kids will enjoy The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Step off the beaten path and head to California Science Center and Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and deepen your understanding at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Beach and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego journey planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Food Tours and Fountains of Bellagio. Step off the beaten path and head to The Range 702 and Machine Guns Vegas. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Newark.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Adventure

Newark

— 3 nights
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Newark Penn Station. Next up on the itinerary: browse the collection at Newark Public Library, take an in-depth tour of The New Jersey Historical Society, walk around Military Park, and stroll the grounds of Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Newark trip planning website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Newark by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Newark, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: high temperatures in Newark hover around 24°C and lows are around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Newark

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Empire State Building, take a stroll through Greenwich Village, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Getting from Newark to New York City by car takes about an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.